According to the Global Report on Food Crises 2019, more than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger in 2018 driven primarily by conflict and insecurity, climate shocks, and economic turbulence. The report—coordinated by the Food Security Information Network, a global technical platform co-sponsored by FAO, WFP, and IFPRI—was launched during the two-day high-level event “Food and agriculture in times of crisis” hosted by the European Commission on behalf of the Global Network Against Food Crises.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- IFPRI’s 2019 Global Food Policy Report explores the potential of rural revitalization to improve rural lives and meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Chicago Council on Global Affairs report examines how the world can best grow the food that we need to feed a rapidly growing, urbanizing world in the face of increasing water insecurity.
- Short video highlights how dietary data can be used to inform evidence-based nutrition and agriculture policies and programs in low- and middle-income countries.